In This Issue
Online Professional Development Courses
Let's Play Math!
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 35: Tools for Building Math Concepts
For teachers of students in grades 59: Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
For all students: tPoWs


Online Professional Development Courses
http://mathforum.org/pd/
The Math Forum @ Drexel is pleased to announce the fall schedule of online courses moderated by our professional staff:
 The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
 led by Suzanne Alejandre
 August 28  October 8
 http://mathforum.org/pd/process/

 Problem Solving Strategies
 led by Stephen Weimar
 September 4  October 15
 http://mathforum.org/pd/problemsolving/

 Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week
 (PreAlgPoW Focus) led by Suzanne Alejandre
 October 2  November 12
 http://mathforum.org/pd/prealgpow/

 Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week
 (FunPoW Focus) led by Claire Mead
 October 9  November 19
 http://mathforum.org/pd/funpow/

 Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
 led by Ellen Clay
 October 22  December 2
 http://mathforum.org/pd/movingstudents/
All courses will take place online using Blackboard Vista (formerly WebCT) or Blackboard. The only technical requirements are a web browser and Internet access.
Current prices for each course start at $149. All individuals who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Let's Play Math!
http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/
As a homeschool mom who loves math, Denise Gaskins wants to help other homeschoolers see the variety and richness of the subject. Gaskins writes, "I hope this blog will be a place where we can play around with ideas about learning, teaching, and understanding math. (For me, it usually happens in that order.)"
The author homeschools her five children in rural Illinois, having tutored or taught primary and secondarylevel math and physics. Gaskin's blog posts, which date back to April, 2006, include
 How To Solve Math Problems
 Writing to Learn Math
 The Game that is Worth 1,000 Worksheets
 Free Multiplication Bingo Game
 PreAlgebra Problem Solving: 3rd Grade
 The Golden Christmas Tree
 How to Teach Math to a Struggling Student
 The Game of Algebra
 Fraction Models, and a Card Game
 PreAlgebra Problem Solving: The Tools
 The Mosaic Tile Mystery
 If It Ain't Repeated Addition, What is It?
Academic Exchange Quarterly
http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/
The Academic Exchange Quarterly announces a call for papers on K16 mathematics education for its Winter 2009 issue. The theme is "Engaging Mathematics Students as Holistic Learners." Submissions are welcome from researchers, teacher action researchers, administrators and graduate students as well as others engaged directly in teaching at the K16 levels. Read additional requirements here:
http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/6math.htm
See submission guidelines at:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm


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